Uffington Berkshire Family History Guide

Uffington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Woolstone.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1654

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

Parishes adjacent to Uffington

  • Compton Beauchamp
  • Lambourn
  • Baulking with Woolstone
  • Shrivenham
  • Longcott
  • Kingston Lisle

Historical Descriptions

Uffington

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

UFFINGTON, a parish, with a village, in Faringdon district, Berks; on the Wilts and Berks canal, and on the Great Western railway, and in the White Horse vale, under the White Horse hill, 4½ miles S by E of Great Faringdon. It took its name from the Saxon king Uffa; it is described in the opening chapter of “Tom Brown’s School-days;” and it has a post-office under Faringdon, and a r. station. Acres, 6,650. Real property, £8,037. Pop., 1,081. Houses, 246. Uffington and Woolstone manors, with Ashdown Park, belong to the Earl of Craven; and Balking manor belongs to E. N. Atkins, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £340. Patron, Eyre, Esq. The church is early English, cruciform, and good. The p. curacy of Balking-with-Woolstone is a separate benefice. There are a Baptist chapel, a boys’ endowed school with £40 a year, and a girls’ subscription school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Woolstone

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Woolstone, anciently Wolverichton, a chapelry in the parish of Uffington, hund. of Shrivington, union of Farringdon, county of Berks; 5½ miles south by east of Great-Farringdon, south of the Great Western railway. Living, a curacy sub-ordinate to the vicarage of Uffington. Tithes commuted in 1777. There is a daily female school here, founded in 1832. The boys of this township are eligible to the endowed school at Uffington. Acreage with the parish. Houses 37. A. P. £2,021. Pop., in 1801, 208; in 1831, 270. Poor rates, in 1838, £117 16s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wolstone, 4½ miles from Wantage. P. included in Uffington.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Administration

  • County: Berkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Faringdon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 – Salisbury, Post-1835 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Abingdon
  • Poor Law Union: Faringdon
  • Hundred: Shrivenham
  • Province: Canterbury
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